Paid Content by PRMC – Free Skin Cancer Screenings
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Paid Content by PRMC – Free Skin Cancer Screenings


OR CALL US WILL COME TO YOU. THIS SEGMENT OF DELMARVA LIFE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY PENINSULA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER YOU KNOW THOSE TASK YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO GET DONE BUT YOU JUST DON’T HAVE ANY TIME SO YOU FIND YOURSELF PUTTING THEM OFF THE FIRST THING THAT COMES TO MIND THOSE HEALTH SCREENINGS THAT CAN GIVE YOU A HEADS UP ON ANY POTENTIAL PROBLEMS WELL TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS AND WHILE YOU MIGHT THINK THAT’S NOT SOMETHING I GOT TO WORRY ABOUT MY SKIN IS JUST FINE THANK YOU VERY MUCH WE’LL CONSIDER THIS STUDIES SHOW MORE PEOPLE ARE DIAGNOSED WITH SKIN CANCER EACH YEAR THAN ALL OTHER CANCERS COMBINED. WOW SO WHAT DO YOU SAY WE TAKE CARE OF THAT SKIN CANCER SCREENING AND BETTER YET IT WON’T COST YOU A DIME HALEY WINE GUARDS IS A HOSPITAL LIST AND INPATIENT PROVIDER AT PR M.C. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE THIS AFTERNOON LET’S START WITH THOSE NUMBERS SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST FREQUENTLY DIAGNOSED. OF ALL CANCERS YES IT IS SO SKIN CANCER IS ACTUALLY THE FIFTH MOST COMMON CANCER AND THE CONCERNING THING IS IS THAT THE PREVALENCE ACTUALLY INCREASING SO THERE’S THREE DIFFERENT TYPES THAT WE’RE WORRIED ABOUT BASAL CELL IS THE MOST COMMONLY DIAGNOSED. FOLLOWED BY SQUAMOUS CELL AND THEN MELANOMA WHICH IS THE REALLY WORRY SOME TYPE OF SKIN CANCER BECAUSE IT IS FAIRLY AGGRESSIVE AND CAN METASTASIZE SO SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DETECT THESE EARLY AND PEOPLE GET TREATED SO I HAVE HEARD THAT PEOPLE ON DELMARVA HAVE A HIGHER RISK YES REALLY THEY DO YEAH IT’S ACTUALLY I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NATIONAL AVERAGE WE’RE ACTUALLY TWO TIMES GREATER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IN REGARDS TO DIAGNOSIS OF MELANOMA MAY THINK UP HERE M.C. IN GENERAL. 11 PERCENT OF THE CANCER IS TREATED UP HERE M.C. OUR MELANOMA IN REGARDS TO THE NATIONAL AVERAGE I THINK IS 5 PERCENT SO YEAH SO I THINK IT’S A COMBINATION OF THINGS LIFESTYLE WHERE YOU KNOW CLOSE TO THE SHORE SO THERE’S LOTS OF WATER ACTIVITIES PEOPLE ARE FREQUENTLY OUT IN THE SUN AND THEN THE OTHER THING IS THERE’S A GENETIC FACTOR AND WE TALK ABOUT MELANOMA IN PARTICULAR SO EASTERN EUROPEAN DESCENT WE TEND TO BE LIGHTER SKINNED SO THAT FAIR SKIN TONE THE BLONDE HAIR RED HAIR AND BLUE EYES PUTS YOU AT GREATER RISK FOR DEVELOPING THESE THINGS AND YOU ARE USUALLY THERE ARE SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS OBVIOUSLY IF YOU GET A SCREENING YOU’RE GONNA BE IT’S GONNA BE NOTICED BUTTERS OR ANYTHING THAT LIKE I COULD NOTICE BEFORE I GET A SCREENING. THAT MAY INDICATE I HAVE ME YEAH SO I MEAN ANNUAL SKIN EXAMS ARE GREAT WITH YOUR PROVIDER BUT YOU CAN ALSO DO A SKIN EXAM WITH WE KIND OF FOLLOW THE ABC TV’S OF A SKIN EXAM SO WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT LESIONS ON YOUR BODY AS IT ASYMMETRIC ARE THE BORDERS ARE REGULAR YOU LOOK AT ANY COLOR VARIATION. THE DIAMETER ANYTHING GREATER THAN SIX MILLIMETRES IS A BIT WORRISOME AND THEN ANY EVOLUTION SO ANY CHANGES IF YOU NOTICED SOMETHING THAT KIND OF LOOKS A REGULAR OUT OF THE NORM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER THINGS THAT YOU HAVE WE TEND TO USE LIKE THE UGLY DUCKLING RULE SO IF IT JUST KIND OF STANDS OUT TO YOU AND YOU NOTICE THAT CHANGING IN SIZE. BLEEDING ALSO RATING. THOSE ARE KIND OF WARNING SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY SEE A PROVIDER AND WE’RE NOT JUST TALKING PEOPLE WHO BASK IN THE SUNSHINE EVERYBODY YEAH SO ANYBODY IT’S SOME SKIN CANCER IS NOT JUST A LIFETIME EXPOSURE TO YOU’LL BE RADIATION BUT ALSO INTERMITTENT. INTENSE PROLONGED EXPOSURE SO A LOT OF PEOPLE TEND TO THINK OH I’M COVERED WITH AN SPF WITH A SUNSCREEN I CAN BASQUE OUT IN THE SUN FOR HOURS AND I’M FINE BUT THAT’S NOT REALLY THE CASE BUT SUNSCREEN IS IMPORTANT YES SUNSCREEN IS VERY IMPORTANT. SO YOU KNOW IN REGARDS TO PROTECTING YOUR SKIN YOU SHOULD ALSO WHERE CLOTHING SO PROTECTIVE SON GARMENTS LONG SLEEVED SHIRTS HATS WIDE BRIMMED HAT SUNGLASSES ARE ALSO VERY IMPORTANT. AND THEN SPF SO SUNSCREENS ARE A VITAL YEAH LIKE YOURSELF AS MUCH AS YOU CAN REPLY THAT’S WHERE I ALWAYS HAVE TO FLY YEAH WHEN I FORGET TO REAPPLY YES IT’S RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PUT IT ON 30 MINUTES BEFORE YOU GO OUT IN THE SUN AND THAT YOU REAPPLY IF YOU SWEAT OR IF YOU GO IN THE WATER SO SO LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS YEAH I GOT SOMETHING COMING UP YES. SO WE DO AT THE WITH THE RICHARD A HANSEN CANCER CENTER WE’RE DOING OUR FREE CAN SKIN CANCER SCREENING. IT’S GONNA BE ON MONDAY MAY 6 FROM FOR 30 TO SIX THIRTY IT’S GOING TO BE MYSELF AND DR. SEEMS IT’S A DERMATOLOGIST IN THIS AREA WILL BE PROVIDING FREE SKIN CANCER CHECKS AND WE NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT YES. YOU NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT RESOLUTION NUMBER 14 AT 5 4 3 SEVEN THOUSAND SIX HOW DOES THAT ENTAIL I MEAN IT’S NOT INVASIVE BY ANY MEANS AS IT NOW SO ESSENTIALLY WE’RE ON A KIND OF A WELLNESS VAN AND WE HAVE TWO SEPARATE PATIENT EXAMINATION ROOMS SO WE SEE THE PATIENT ONE ON ONE WE DO A FULL BODY SCAN EXAM IF WE SEE ANYTHING WORRISOME THAT WE THINK WARRANTS REFERRING THEM OUT TO LIKE A DERMATOLOGIST OR PLASTIC SURGEON. WE CAN DO SO AND THEN THE PATIENT CAN ACTUALLY MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AND TO SEE IF IT NEEDS TO HAVE AN EXCEPTIONAL BIOPSY YOUR PUNCH BIOPSY FOR FURTHER EXAMINATION ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH THANK YOU THANKS

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